There were only 14 days last year when no civilian was killed by police in America.
Here’s the total: at least 1,280 people were killed by policemen in every state.
Vox.com says “a huge majority” of the victims were killed by gunshots.
|Eric Garner died|
Yes, yes, of course the total includes crazy folks who committed “suicide by cop,” and folks who were incidental victims of police car crashes, and deaths that occurred during arrests, routine or otherwise.
My point is that civilian deaths at the hands of police occur more or less every day. This is a startling reality that should be deplored, and investigated.
p.s. yes, the death total given above is wrong. The real number is higher. This reported total only includes the deaths that could be verified from news accounts available online.
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